The Goodwills (Bob and Laurel Wilson) – a couple and musical partnership for over three decades – now offer even more Goodwill, with the addition of Helen Rowe – well-known Brisbane singer and fiddler with a genuine folk pedigree. The trio focuses on Bob’s original Aussie-flavoured story songs – some light, some dark, but always […]
After 20 years fronting one of Australia’s most iconic folk rock bands, Rough Red, John has a wealth of stories and songs on a dozen albums about people and places from all the far flung corners of Europe and Great Britain. A renowned raconteur and award winning writer the stories resonate with all the colour, […]
Tim Palmer & Julie Witney Let’s head down fingerpicking guitar lane with some great old ragtime, country swing, and jazz songs! We go from Jimmie Rodgers to Leon Russell, as Tim and Julie pick and sing their way through these great old songs. Tim’s guitar solos are so fine, honed over years of playing electric […]
Caroline Hammond is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of insight, honesty & earthiness. Artful, lyrical and profoundly evocative, Caroline draws inspiration from a diverse range of musical genres, from blues to gospel, reggae, African ‘hi-life’ and coffee house folk. With acoustic guitar, ukulele & resonant voice as her vehicles & together with Angela Toohey on seamless […]
An exciting new musical collaboration sees three time ARIA Award nominated folk and country songwriter Danny Widdicombe join forces with experimental modern jazz trio Trichotomy. These joined forces are an invigorating new direction for everybody involved. The genres ‘jazz folk’ or ‘jazz country’ aren’t exactly heard every day, making this collaboration a special treat for […]
Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts embrace their inner girl power with quirky songs, big personalities and sweet harmonies. They easily slide across musical genres from folk to country to jazz, rock and blues swapping instruments between them as they go. Brought together by their mutual IAS (Instrument Acquisition Syndrome), the Tarts share quite a […]
After their highly acclaimed performance at Brisbane’s BUG in 2017, Sue Wighton and the Margaritas are delighted to regroup for the festival for their much awaited second gig. Like their namesake these gals are a little bit sweet, a little bit sour and highly intoxicating. Some say they’re best taken in small doses.Sue Wighton is […]
Cigány Weaver is one of Brisbane’s most exciting gypsy-jazz ensembles, with a dedicated and passionate following around Australia. Their sound is reminiscent of jazz Manouche, traditional swing and Romani music, interwoven with contemporary material from artists like Bjork, and the band’s reinterpretations of classics from popular culture. The band has performed at major festivals including […]
With a reputation for stirring and humorous live performances and a vigorous touring schedule, women in docs have spent ten years building a fiercely loyal following throughout Australia, as well as touring internationally to win over audiences throughout North America, Europe, New Zealand and China. women in docs have played major festivals and showcases throughout […]
Caroline Hammond is a singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist of insight, honesty & earthiness. Artful, lyrical and evocative, her music is still essentially about the magic of ordinary things. Caroline draws inspiration from a diverse range of musical genres from Blues to Gospel, Reggae, African ‘hi-life’ and coffee house folk. Beautiful ‘roots-storytelling’, her songs are an […]
Supercharged guitar, soaring voice, vamping harmonica and evoking lyrics, that’s Asa Broomhall. His advanced musicianship, powerful delivery and comical stage patter has enchanted audiences everywhere. From Concerts and Festivals all over Oz, the UK and North America to touring with renown artists and with 5 self-produced releases under his belt, Asa is one of Australia’s […]
Festival favourite Raku One O’Gaia’s soul, blues and gospel infused music is super-charged with feel good vibes. Raku’s an artist who has rapidly developed a reputation for the high energy performances that are his trademark. He brings a wealth of influences to the bear in a genre hopping blend of roots musics… all delivered with […]
Alex & Bec Crook are a Brisbane Brother Sister duo, with country folk pop influences. Alex Crook, started playing and creating music when he was seventeen and since has written a long list of original songs The brother and sister came together a couple of years ago and together created their most recent EP, 21 […]
Spirits soar and feet fly when Black Bear Duo (Iain Mckenzie and Emma Nixon) play fabulous Scottish music . They bring together a deep love of Scottish tunes and years of experience playing for dances. Their combined passion for performing traditional and contemporary Scottish music creates their signature exciting and individual style.
Emma and Helena will hold you spellbound with their gorgeous renditions of traditional Scottish Gaelic songs. The sweet melodies dance through the highlands and islands, keep the insistent beat of the never-ending work, or drop slow tears into the ebbing tide. These are vibrant songs whose aching loss and corresponding zest for life will touch […]
The O’Brien Trio performances are like a Soundtrack to the films “Chocolat” and “Midnight in Paris”. A performance filled with Vibrant vocals and swinging rhythm, with a dash of instrumental gypsy tunes. We play with Gyspy in our heart and “Hot Club” in our heads. Together with Mia O’Brien on guitar and vocals Tim O’Brien […]
Imagine a guitar solo played by a fiddle. Then imagine a driving acoustic guitar. A stomp box pumping out the beat. Vocals. Harmonies. Your favourite songs re-imagined and brought to life interspersed with traditional fiddle tunes. Imagine Whiskey Remorse. Music to move to.
The Karen Law Band play uplifting, heartfelt modern folk songs with a mixture of guitars, bass, trumpet and soaring vocal harmonies. Bringing to life songs from Karen’s 30-year songwriting career, the band blends passion with poignancy to create an upbeat and engaging live show.
Luan is a home-grown singer, songwriter and guitarist who specialises in songs of life, love and tales of the sea. He prides himself on his unique style and use of various musical genres to tell his stories. Luan met Paul, a seasoned percussionist, when they joined Queensland Fisheries together in 2004. They have been working, […]
Angela believes in the power of music to be a catalyst for change, to inspire a more compassionate and equitable world. Drawing on her unique life journey, she pens exquisitely emotive ballads and soaring anthems, rich with imagery and stories of love, loss, growth, and occasional howling. With a renowned 20+ year career in musical […]
Jody and Innes are a new bluegrass and Americana duo from Brisbane. Innes Campbell (guitar, mandolin, banjo) has an impressive bluegrass pedigree, with one National Bluegrass Guitar Championship (Tamworth), session work, and countless bands as well as solo. With Jody Bell (mandolin, vocals) the is recording their debut CD and if you’re lucky they might […]
From humble beginnings in a shed atop an isolated outcrop, the phenomenon of Round Mountain Girls has etched itself into the” strange but true” annals of Australian musicology. Five like-minded souls were brought together for pure gratification, by playing the kind of music they adore – and they carry this attitude into every performance. It’s […]
Mat Brooker unleashes exciting nuevo flamenco guitar music with lightning speed, warm engaging audience rapport and fearless improvisation. Armed with only a Spanish guitar and stompbox he will transport you around the world for a global party and some universal soulful connection. Mat presents original material from his two current albums in a powerfully focussed […]
Crushed velvet and broken glass, cigar smoke and a gathering storm. RedCrow is a band of contrary themes. Dark, sultry, humid alt-country tunes share a whisky with velvety swathes of Americana and ambient soundscapes. RedCrow’s debut album ‘Burning North Sky’ was recorded in Brisbane, mastered in Los Angeles and is a contemporary blend of roots, […]
Their music has been likened to that of a good Scotch whisky: delightfully smooth, full of character and highly addictive. Through songs of highlanders, convicts, sailors, love’s lessons and chocolate cake, Australian songstress Rebecca Wright and Scots sangster Donald McKay explore the age-old experience of making a new life in a new land. Together they […]
Swing Dynamique features the interplay of guitarist Ewan MacKenzie, violinist Jan Van Dijk and clarinetist Dan Cosgrove in a dynamic display of virtuosity in the Jazz Manouche style. Inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grapelli, they have crafted a repertoire of intricate and exciting self-penned tunes interspersed with classics of the genre. They are joined […]
Aussie wanderer, Ash Constance has spent most of her musical career travelling about the globe, writing her own stories into songs that reminisce about life on the road and tell tales of love and love lost. This well travelled troubadour performs her original folk/ alt. country and bluegrass tunes as The Mighty Kind. Captivating listeners […]
Daylight Moon perform stripped-back and open-hearted arrangements of classics from folk, gospel, jazz and pop genres, along with Ross Clark’s originals, interspersed with an occasional a-capella song from Helena, or a finger-picked invention from Ross. They’ll be performing songs from their June 2016 album, “Song et Lumiere”, as well as material from their debut album […]
Megan Cooper’s music stands firmly with one foot in Americana with the other dipping her toes in folk, vintage country and bluesy roots. With addictive melodies and extraordinary tales of common hearts, Cooper’s been earning praise since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Ghosts, Choirs & Kings in 2013. Songwriting awards and industry […]
Combining ethereal vocals and relentless multi-instrumentalist energy, The Delphics deliver traditional tunes-based balladry with a tight-paced intensity; creating songs that are in turn foot-stompingly rhythmic and sweetly transcendent. From pirates and petticoats to beggars and booze-bolters, The Delphics conjure echoes of the past in a timeless, melodic style.
As a solo artist, singer songwriter Bill Jacobi has embraced the role of one-man band. Using foot percussion, lap slide, open tuned guitar and banjo, Bill has developed his own take on the roots, folk and alt country genres. Laden with a down to earth honesty and a healthy sense of humour, his songs are […]
For two decades, Steve Tyson and Dave “Mash” Parnell have played side by side in one of the country’s most traveled bands Rough Red. In the last few years, Steve released two acclaimed solo albums of eclectic folk songs, with themes of war, love, murder and redemption resonating strongly with critics who gave both records […]
Alex Crook along with his sister Rebecca have been relentlessly playing across the south-east coast for the last three years. In the short amount of time on the scene they have been included in some of the country’s biggest music festivals and made their mark on iconic venues throughout the state. They have been working […]
‘Drugstore Dixie’ is the new project from seasoned and celebrated musicians Nadia Sunde and Ben Amor. Drawing inspiration from the musical stylings of artists like Tedeschi Trucks, Patty Griffin, Ray Lamontagne, Ruthie Foster, Joan Osborne and classic greats like ‘The Band’ and Tony Joe White, Nadia & Ben perform selected covers and originals featuring guitars, […]
Celtic music with an Australian accent for the head, the heart … and the feet. Since his work in seminal Australian band Spot the Dog, Mark Cryle (guitar & vocals) has been acclaimed by music journalists as one of Australia’s leading songwriters. A consummate live performer, the sublime musicianship of Carmel Newman (fiddle & vocals) […]
Real traditional Irish music with songs in Irish (Gaeilge), uilleann pipes, mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, flutes – and plenty of craic – blended with African, jazz and other rhythms for a rollicking good time. We guarantee you won’t be able to stop your feet from wanting to dance.
Sue Wighton is a respected singer/ songwriter and has performed everything from jazz to classical to folk. Sue’s approach to songs is honest, unpredictable, sometimes irreverent but always engaging. On stage, Sue’s unique blend of wit and warmth, delivered with humour, style and vocal beauty captures the hearts and minds of her audience. Rebecca Wright […]
One of Australia’s favourite Variety Bands with 5 diverse and very talented musicians, spanning decades of experience in the music industry, bringing it all together with laughter and spontaneity. Enjoyment is guaranteed for all who see them perform. With instruments such as tea chest bass, mandolin, washboards, lead guitar, harmonica, rhythm guitar, kazoo, dobro and […]